Chennai: Unable to come out of financial setbacks, a man, his wife and child took the extreme step of ending their lives at Kolathur here. The incident has shocked their neighbours.
According to the police, Samil Ahmed (40), his wife Thabu (35) and their child Sameen Taj (6) were found hanging in their house at Thirumal Nagar, Kolathur. Samil ran a mobile phone shop at Vinayagapuram. The family, it is said, was struggling due to debts. They shifted to this locality four months ago and did not pay rent for two months due to financial issues, sources said.
Last night, Samil spoke to the landlord Chandrika and went to his house. Since nobody came out of the house for a long time this morning, the neighbours broke open the door and found them hanging from the ceiling in different rooms.
Kolathur police sent the bodies to Government Stanley Hospital for post mortem. Police are conducting inquiries with their friends and relatives.